Emily's Profile

Emily is a Shareholder and member of Maynard Cooper’s Government Solutions and Litigation practices.

Her government experience includes representing government contractors in connection with bid protest actions (both as protester and intervenor), claims against the government, and defending against qui tam actions. Emily frequently represents contractors in the United States Court of Federal Claims and in other state and federal courts throughout the country.

Her litigation practice spans a broad and diverse business sector. She represents commercial landlords throughout the state of Alabama, assisting with tenant defaults, tenants in bankruptcy, and unlawful detainer actions. Emily also assists entities and individuals involved in shareholder disputes. She represents fiduciaries and other interested parties in contested estate matters.

Emily is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, and she holds a B.A., summa cum laude, from Lipscomb University.

Emily's Accolades

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Government (2019)

Emily's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association


State Bar: Alabama

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle)

U.S. Court of Appeals: Fourth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, Federal Circuit

U.S. Bankruptcy Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle)

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

  • Vanderbilt University Law School
    • (2009, J.D., Vanderbilt Trial Advocacy Society; Phi Delta Phi; Women Law Students Association; Law and Business Society; Moot Court)
  • Lipscomb University
    • (2006, B.A. Political Science, summa cum laude; Alpha Kappa Psi; Alpha Chi; Dean's List)

Thursday, January 3, 2019


Birmingham, AL. Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce the elevation of ten accomplished attorneys to shareholder, effective January 1, 2019: Allen B. “Josh” Bennett, Christie Keifer Borton, Emily J. Chancey, H. Finn Cox, Jr., Starr Turner Drum, Jessica Shaver Everest, Evan P. Moltz, Bradley G. Siegal, Ryan D...

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